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Quake Live - North American Duel Cup #18 (15 comments)
Posted by flair @ 05:54 CDT, 24 April 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:30 CDT, 24 April 2016 to 22:00 CDT, 24 April 2016
Schedule: Passed


Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat
Edited by flair at 10:33 CDT, 25 April 2016 - 5142 Hits
Plans of a Passionate Psychotic (44 comments)
Posted by flair @ 02:24 CDT, 16 April 2016 - iMsg
This post is in response to many of the questions I have been getting since deciding to step away from the North American Duel Cup. If you have no clue what I'm talking about you can catch up on the latest DraNA (lol thanks twitch chat) here and here

I am not abandoning everything, but I have a bunch of bitter sweet emotions and feelings towards the organization and events currently. Combine the previously mentioned feeling about Quake with high stress life situations and you've got a wonderful recipe for disaster. I have no desire or intention to share the details of these "life situations" but I will say that I don't want to ruin the joy that quake brings me by self destructing and taking the NA Duel Cup down with me. So let's skip to the the more important (quake related) details. This community of ours is a bunch of noobs, drama queens, dreamers, hipsters, snobs, friends, try-hards, etc. etc. etc. This is the current state of the Quake community and this community still exists because of how passionate the members of this community are about their Quake.

"So Quake players are passionate. What the **** is your point failr?"

This passion is why I am also having a difficult time letting go. Part of me wants to say "screw it" and stream this upcoming Sunday like normal. Fortunately there is a far louder and more rational voice in my head telling me to "back off" and chill out. I think a good stream is about providing good entertainment. For me it doesn't matter if that entertainment comes from eye opening expert casting or if that entertainment comes from dank memes and fresh satire. The level of entertainment that I have been providing is not up to my personal standards, however I'm not concerned about damaging my ego in this situation. I have a terrible feeling that if I continue trying to force myself to manage all of this alone that I'll end up destroying myself mentally and taking the North American Duel Cup with me. The longer I try to accomplish my goals alone the heavier the bar gets and the farther away I fall from it. This was definitely a cry for help that was unfortunately delivered poorly and in combination with some serious life stress. Hopefully this helps those who are confused at this sudden announcement to understand why I have decided to do this. I actually think that this will help to strengthen and grow the NADC as a static organization within this bitter sweet community of ours.

I have no exact date or time frames, but I do hope to come back again someday soon

Thank You For Quakeing
Edited by flair at 08:34 CDT, 16 April 2016 - 16304 Hits
Quake Live - North American Duel Cup #16 (37 comments)
Posted by flair @ 22:57 CDT, 6 April 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CDT, 10 April 2016 to 21:00 CDT, 10 April 2016
Schedule: Passed

The North American Duel Cup #16 has been rescheduled. The new date will be on Sunday at 16:00 CDT, 10 April 2016.
Apologies for having to reschedule this event. That goes double to the players. Signups will be available a few hours before start time.
Dates for the remaining cups this season can be found below.

Thank You For Quaking


Streams: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat, Spring 2016
Edited by flair at 23:42 CDT, 6 April 2016 - 10830 Hits
Quake Live Highlander Cup #2 - Silence (11 comments)
Posted by flair @ 06:53 CDT, 31 March 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CDT, 2 April 2016 to 20:00 CDT, 2 April 2016
Schedule: Passed

Highlander #2 will feature Silence once again. Last week there were several duelers in NA that were unable to attend because of Easter, and I'd like to see a few people in particular duke it out on this map. Silence is also part of the upcoming NADC#16 map pool so it is a great opportunity for players to hone their skills or learn a new map. The Highlander event will take place on Saturday at 16:00 CDT, 2 April 2016.

Signups will be made available to the public two or three hours before the event starts. "There can be only one!"


Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat
Edited by flair at 23:42 CDT, 1 April 2016 - 3217 Hits
NADC #16 - Event has been RESCHEDULED (33 comments)
Posted by flair @ 06:57 CDT, 28 March 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CDT, 3 April 2016
Schedule: Passed

The 2016 Spring season for the North American Duel Cup continues Sunday at 16:00 CDT, 3 April 2016.
Signups for the event will be made available to the public two or three hours before the event starts.
Dates for the remaining cups this season can be found below

Click here for new date


Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat, Spring 2016
Edited by flair at 08:15 CDT, 8 April 2016 - 9602 Hits
Quake Live Highlander Cup #1 - Silence (14 comments)
Posted by flair @ 09:06 CDT, 22 March 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CDT, 26 March 2016 to 20:00 CDT, 26 March 2016
Schedule: Passed

Presenting the first Highlander Cup. A North American Quake Live duel tournament where all matches are played out using one map.
Silence has been chosen since it will be used in the upcoming NADC#16 map pool. The event will take place on Saturday at 16:00 CDT, 26 March 2016.
Signups will be made available to the public two or three hours before the event starts.

"There can be only one!"

Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat
Edited by flair at 09:42 CDT, 31 March 2016 - 8052 Hits
Quake Live North American Duel Cup #15 (51 comments)
Posted by flair @ 14:04 CST, 10 March 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CDT, 20 March 2016 to 21:00 CDT, 20 March 2016
Schedule: Passed

Three cups down and three to go! The 2016 Spring season of the North American Duel Cup continues Sunday at 16:00 CDT, 20 March 2016.
Signups for the event will be made available to the public two or three hours before the event starts.
Remember to vote for your favorite maps in our strawpoll to decide the playoffs map pool.
Dates for the remaining cups this season can be found below

Thank You For Quaking


Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Brackets, Webchat, Spring 2016
Edited by flair at 20:42 CDT, 20 March 2016 - 14655 Hits
Who wants to cast? (15 comments)
Posted by flair @ 11:41 CST, 4 March 2016 - iMsg
My usual co-caster will be unable to join me for the next three North American Duel Cups. If you are interested in filling in for one or more of these events I would love to hear from you.
The dates I am looking for help with are March 6, March 20, and April 3. Events begin at 17:00 CDT and typically last 3 to 5 hours.

Thank you!
Edited by flair at 13:39 CST, 4 March 2016 - 3875 Hits
Quake Live North American Duel Cup #14 (35 comments)
Posted by flair @ 07:21 CST, 2 March 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CST, 6 March 2016 to 21:00 CST, 6 March 2016
Schedule: Passed

NADC Spring 2016 season continues this Sunday at 16:00 CST, 6 March 2016.
Dates for all remaining cups in the season are listed under the "Season" link in this post.
Events are open to the public and signup links will be provided a few hours beforehand.

Thank You For Quakeing!


Streams: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Webchat, Spring 2016 Season
Edited by flair at 14:06 CST, 10 March 2016 - 10096 Hits
Quake Live North American Duel Cup #13 (39 comments)
Posted by flair @ 21:46 CST, 17 February 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 16:00 CST, 21 February 2016 to 20:00 CST, 21 February 2016
Schedule: Passed

The Spring 2016 season kicked off in style last month and it was the largest North American Duel Cup to date. Big thanks to everyone who participated and donated to make that happen. The season continues this Sunday at 16:00 CST, 21 February 2016 (please note the time change). As always the event is open to the public and signups will become available a few hours before the start time. Thank You For Quakeing!


Streams: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Webchat, Challonge
Edited by flair at 14:06 CST, 10 March 2016 - 9681 Hits
HTML-High-5 (21 comments)
Posted by flair @ 19:02 CST, 10 February 2016 - iMsg
If you hate Flash (and you should) but you like Twitch (and you should) you're probably wondering when html5 will be implemented. Some people have resorted to using applications such as livestreamer + VLC, but there are other people out there who can't be bothered downloading these applications and as a result don't watch live streams. I found a nice trick that lets you use the upcoming html5 player in your browser without downloading anything. Simply replace CHANNELNAME with the channel you want to watch.
beta html5 player url:
http://player.twitch.tv/?channel=CHANNELNAME&html5
[/q]It is important to note that this is still in beta, will not work with VODs, and chat does not load in the sidebar. Chat not supported. If you enjoy spamming dank memes and copy pastas on twitch you will need to load chat in a different tab/window (i.e. http://www.twitch.tv/CHANNELNAME/chat?popout= ) or use an IRC client. The source link below also contains information on how to get chat working with the beta html5 player, but a lot of people report errors so I have not bothered trying it yet.

Source: r/twitch
Shameless Self Promotion: twitch FlairTV in HTML5
Edited by flair at 19:19 CST, 10 February 2016 - 4731 Hits
Are you getting the most out of your COX (29 comments)
Posted by flair @ 01:12 CST, 4 February 2016 - iMsg
Are you getting the most out of your COX? My internet provider (COX Communications) actually used to use that as their slogan some years back. With a slogan like that it's no wonder that their service loves to troll it's customers. I am soooo salty right now about the state my COX has degraded to. COX has never been known for being the best out there, but since my only other option is very unstable DSL I'm stuck with them.

I thought COX were for sucking, but my COX sucks.
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Quake Live North American Duel Cup #12 (38 comments)
Posted by flair @ 07:00 CST, 26 January 2016 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CST, 31 January 2016 to 21:00 CST, 31 January 2016
Schedule: Passed

It has been over six months since the last North American Duel Cup, but we will finally start running more cups again this Sunday 17:00 CST, 31 January 2016. Many players and Quake fans have been requesting another round of NA Duel Cups so let me first apologize that you had to wait. The frequency and number of future cups remains uncertain, but 2016 still promises to bring more tournaments for North America. Thank You For Quakeing!


Streams: twitch flairTV
Links: YouTube tweet Webchat, Challonge
Edited by flair at 14:06 CST, 10 March 2016 - 13584 Hits
Reflex EU Duel Cup by tehace (51 comments)
Posted by flair @ 00:42 CDT, 2 October 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 to 18:00 CDT, 3 October 2015
Schedule: Passed

Reflex player and tournament host Poland tehace recently announced that his European Duel Cup #2 event finally has a new date! Due to a scheduling conflict with the recent North American BOXR Reflex duel cup this event had to be postponed temporarily, but the wait is over! Reflex fans and players will want to clear their Saturday schedule. The event will take place 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 . Several players have already registered, so make sure you sign-up and support the event!


Links: Official Announcement, Reflex Website, Bracket, mIRC #reflex
Streams: Canada csboxr, Poland zdobywcygier
Source: Plusforward.net
Edited by flair at 19:30 CDT, 4 October 2015 - 11797 Hits
Show Match - rapha vs DaHanG (130 comments)
Posted by flair @ 20:05 CDT, 4 July 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 19 July 2015 to 19:00 CDT, 19 July 2015
Schedule: Passed

Just a few short weeks until QuakeCon 2015 delivers us a smorgasbord of delicious teams and players from across the globe. Quake Live fans everywhere will be treated to some very entertaining matches, but why should we have to wait for LAN to see the best players duke it out? On July 19th two of North America's most talked about and infamous duelers will be fighting it out for $600* in total prize money. That's right ... the United States of America DaHanG vs United States of America rapha show match is finally a reality!

This amazing prize pool has been donated by United States of America Test to bring all of you a five map show match featuring the maps from this years big LAN event. Join us live 17:00 CDT, 19 July 2015 VODs Available


Streams: United States of America FlairTV, United Kingdom zlive, Russia 102
Links: Fixture, plusforward.net, duelcup.com
Edited by flair at 11:42 CDT, 20 July 2015 - 43346 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #11 July 2015 (14 comments)
Posted by flair @ 02:42 CDT, 29 June 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 12 July 2015 to 20:00 CDT, 12 July 2015
Schedule: Passed

Sunday 17:00 CDT, 12 July 2015 you're invited to the eleventh North American Duel Cup! The format will remain Double-Elimination Drop-Drop. July's map pool will be composed of the QuakeCon 2015 duel maps in addition to T9(House of Decay) and a map chosen by the community. Sign ups are open now, but you must still check in on the same day as usual, and please make sure you are signed up before 16:50 CDT to avoid being locked out of the brackets!

Thank you for Quaking!


Stream: twitch FlairTV (VODs)
Links: Brackets, DuelCup.com - #duelcup
Edited by flair at 20:55 CDT, 12 July 2015 - 16676 Hits
Evil to QuakeCon 2015 (220 comments)
Posted by flair @ 06:14 CDT, 25 June 2015 - iMsg
It is with great pleasure and childlike giddiness I am able to bring news that Russia evil will indeed be attending QuakeCon 2015! Paired up with an unlikely group of Americans the Russian dueler will complete team 1.800.READYUP's roster for the LAN. We are excited to be able to provide a home for one of Quake Live's best and the decision to do so was made because what kind of Quake Live event would it be without him!?

Team 1-800 Roster
United States of America flair
United States of America MzHeroine
United States of America Gotenks
Russia evil

See you at LAN!
Edited by xou at 04:19 CDT, 30 June 2015 - 69891 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #10 Jun. 2015 (22 comments)
Posted by flair @ 01:19 CDT, 18 June 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 21 June 2015 to 21:00 CDT, 21 June 2015
Schedule: Passed

This Sunday at 17:00 CDT you're invited to the 10th North American Duel Cup! The NA.DuelCup will remain a seven map event and I have decided to permanently change the map selection process to Drop-Drop. For single day cups like this Drop-Drop makes more sense to me, but public feedback is always welcome. This month our June 21st map pool will be composed of aerowalk and hektik in addition to the QuakeCon 2015 duel maps. Sign ups are open now, but you must still check in on the same day as usual, and please make sure you are signed up before 16:50 CDT to avoid being locked out of the brackets!

Thank you For Quaking! VOD Playlist Available!


Stream: FlairTV (VODs)
Links: Brackets, DuelCup.com - #duelcup
Edited by flair at 06:38 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 15804 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #9 May. 2015 (15 comments)
Posted by flair @ 17:25 CDT, 21 May 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 24 May 2015 to 21:00 CDT, 24 May 2015
Schedule: Passed

This Sunday at 17:00 CDT you're invited to the 9th North American Duel Cup! We finally have the five maps for QuakeCon, so all Duel Cup's leading up to the event will feature the QuakeCon 2015 Duel Map pool plus two maps. The NA.DuelCup will remain a seven map event. This month our May 24th map pool will see cure and silence will join the LAN pool. Sign ups open the same day as usual, and please make sure you are signed up before 16:50 CDT to avoid being locked out of the brackets!

Click for uncut youtube vod

Thank you For Quaking, and Good Luck!


Stream: FlairTV (VODs)
Links: Brackets, DuelCup.com - #duelcup
Edited by flair at 06:37 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 21217 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #8 Apr. 2015 (34 comments)
Posted by flair @ 02:18 CDT, 7 April 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 19 April 2015 to 23:00 CDT, 19 April 2015
Schedule: Passed

There have been a lot of familiar faces popping up in North America. With all the QuakeCon hype filling the air it was bound happen! However we've still got a few months before the big LAN so there is still time to squeeze in a North American Duel Cup or two. On Sunday April 19th at 17:00 CDT it doesn't matter if you're a familiar face, an unknown, or an infamous rival or the former. You are all invited to the eighth installment of the NA DuelCup.

In the interest of time there will be a slight change to our format. The lower bracket will continue to be Best-of-One matches. The lower bracket finals (last game of the lower bracket) will be a Best-of-Three. The big change comes in the upper bracket. The first two rounds of the event will be Best-of-One. It is not until the third round that Best-of-Three is to be used. Good Luck and thank you for Quaking.


Stream: FlairTV
Links: VOD, #duelcup, DuelCup.com
Edited by flair at 06:37 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 20433 Hits
Triple Digit Subs? No kidding =) (34 comments)
Posted by flair @ 07:09 CDT, 20 March 2015 - iMsg
I'm glad everyone enjoyed the #tdmpickup draft series broadcast and subsequent videos so much. 100 youtube subscribers seems like small potat in the grand scheme of things. You have to realize that life has changed a **** load in the last month for me, and the fact that people are enjoying the "new" approach I have towards casting is extremely welcoming. Thank you to Lam for being the first event organizer who asked me to cover an event. It means a lot! even if I was your second pick! :)~

I know that some people never give things a second chance, but to those who have I am happy you liked what you saw

Peace, Love, & TDM
Edited by flair at 07:10 CDT, 20 March 2015 - 8020 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #7 Mar. 2015 (19 comments)
Posted by flair @ 00:50 CDT, 20 March 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 22 March 2015 to 21:00 CDT, 22 March 2015
Schedule: Passed

The people have spoken! You wanted Sunday Duel Cups in North America and Sunday Duel Cups you shall get! This Sunday the games will begin promptly at 18:00 CDT, 22 March 2015 and we will be "cracking down" on late sign ups to prevent games from starting late. Thank you once again to our main sponsor for their fourth $100 contribution to the N.A. DuelCup.


Stream: twitch FlairTV
Links: YouTube VOD, Uncut Playlist #duelcup, DuelCup.com
Edited by flair at 06:37 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 15854 Hits
N.A. QuakeLive Duel Cup #6.5 March 2015 (20 comments)
Posted by flair @ 22:57 CST, 2 March 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 19:00 CST, 7 March 2015 to 23:00 CST, 7 March 2015
Schedule: Passed

The Duel Cup brings you the first of two duel cups this March and sign ups are open for the first of these! Despite there not being a prize for this event we've already got a nice healthy bracket going already. Games will begin promptly at 19:00 CST, 7 March 2015. Important announcement post cup as well just to address the future cups.


Stream: camera FlairTV
Links: YouTube VOD, #duelcup, DuelCup.com
Edited by flair at 04:34 CDT, 8 March 2015 - 18256 Hits
HoQ TDM Grand Finals Winter 2015 (20 comments)
Posted by flair @ 07:45 CST, 27 February 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 12:00 CST, 1 March 2015 to 15:00 CST, 1 March 2015
Schedule: Passed

"Why doesn't the league have a finals?

This is the question I asked. Since no one could present a good reason not to have one the only logical thing someone could do was create one! Right? Team DeathMatch has been through the grinder, but we all know TDM still comes out looking better and more appealing than whatever "it" was you brought home from the bar last week. We can sit here and find excuses why she isn't so pretty anymore. We can choose sides or even play the martyr. Or... we can just watch four of the best teams playing in a Single Elimination Bracket this Sunday starting at 12:00 CST, 1 March 2015


Streams: camera 102 camera FlairTV
Edited by flair at 18:23 CST, 1 March 2015 - 17354 Hits
DuelCup is now FlairTV (20 comments)
Posted by flair @ 00:34 CST, 12 February 2015 - iMsg
Channel DuelCup is Changing on Twitch to twitch.tv/flairtv

When I started the N.A. Duelcup I took up streaming to ensure that the games would always be covered. I did not realize just how much I would enjoy casting/streaming events and even my own games. Because the channel is expanding to cover more than just the NA DuelCup and I can see myself doing this for quite a while I am re-branding the channel. The new channel FlairTV will hopefully allow me to expand to other game modes with a higher success rate. Additionally there are many games coming out soon. While I do not see the QuakeLive community moving else where anytime soon the new channel name FlairTV is not game specific so potential viewers will be easier to obtain (in theory).

The #duelcup irc and duelcup.com will remain. They are for the tournament anyway, not the stream.

For now http://youtube.com/duelcup will continue to be used, but this may change in the future as well. I am much less concerned about this since most people who watch the VODs are twitch followers who missed the live broadcast and would like to watch in 60 fps.

If you are currently following http://twitch.tv/duelcup and are enjoying the content please continue to do so on http://twitch.tv/flairtv !! This is not going to be the funnest move in the world since I am sure to lose some of you, but I strongly feel this will help the channel grow long term. What I will be doing is going live on DuelCup using my second computer, and then going into /host mode so that anyone viewing DuelCup will see FlairTV. This will continue for a month, and hopefully the "damage" will be minimal.

Thanks for Quaking
~Flair

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The next N.A. Duel Cup is February 21st at 17:00 PST
Edited by flair at 00:46 CST, 12 February 2015 - 5962 Hits
The Silent Gamers Return - CTF Tourney (35 comments)
Posted by flair @ 09:03 CST, 8 February 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 19:00 CST, 15 February 2015 to 21:00 CST, 15 February 2015
Schedule: Passed

QuakeLive players will be happy to hear that United States of America Ackshun is bringing back the Silent Gamers Organization. There are plans to host CTF and Duel events for North America, and rumors of TDM for Europe! The first event of 2015 will be a three day double elimination CTF Tournament. Check in for registered teams will be one hour before the tournament in the quakenet.org irc channel #silentgamers. If you do not have an irc client you can use your browser to open the web client. Please make sure you check in so we can start the first round of matches at 19:00 CST, 13 February 2015 and if you have any questions send them to shun@silentgamers.org.


Stream: camera FlairTV
Links: Website, #silentgamers
Edited by flair at 08:43 CST, 16 February 2015 - 28965 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #6 Feb. 2015 (62 comments)
Posted by flair @ 19:59 CST, 2 February 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 19:00 CST, 21 February 2015 to 22:00 CST, 21 February 2015
Schedule: Passed

Details for the sixth North American DuelCup have been confirmed. There are a few changes suggested by players that we will be adopting since this cup is for the community after all! Current and future events will be played Saturdays at 20:00 CDT. This change is for players in the Pacific time zone who have expressed concern about the cups being too early. Additionally the Grand Finals has been reverted to its original format to reward the upper bracket finalist. Thank you for the suggestions and Thank you for Quaking!

Watch the Results in 60fps on Youtube


Stream: camera FlairTV
Links: YouTube Last Cup, #duelcup, duelcup.com
Edited by flair at 06:38 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 32852 Hits
NA DuelCup ShowMatch ZorakWar vs Davis (2 comments)
Posted by flair @ 15:20 CST, 18 January 2015 - iMsg
Loser:Davis, Odds: 44% (2.2:1)
Bets placed: E$2049, betting open: 16:05 CST 18 Jan 2015 to 03:50 CST 19 Jan 2015

Winner:ZorakWar, Odds: 55% (1.7:1)
Bets placed: E$1618, betting open: 16:05 CST 18 Jan 2015 to 03:50 CST 19 Jan 2015

United States of America davis vs United States of America ZorakWar

Match will be streamed January 18th at 22:00 CDT
Edited by flair at 15:50 CST, 18 January 2015 - 2582 Hits
NA DuelCup ShowMatch: ZorakWar vs Davis (31 comments)
Posted by flair @ 13:46 CST, 18 January 2015 - iMsg
The first show match from DuelCup.com will feature United States of America Davis vs United States of America ZorakWar in a seven map series. All maps will be played and each map is worth $5 USD. Donations can be made to increase the prize pool by clicking the donate button on our stream. This will be the first of many weekly events brought to you by duelcup.com in 2015 so be sure to follow the media links below to stay up on what's happening... and as always Thank you for Quaking!


Links: camera twitch.tv/duelcup mIRC #duelcup , YouTube
Edited by flair at 11:27 CST, 19 January 2015 - 28145 Hits
Harosh Haiku (24 comments)
Posted by flair @ 11:22 CST, 15 January 2015 - iMsg
This morning in IRC I was being random and i was using haiku poems to answer and comment. Why? I don't know ... moving on! At some point the poems began to take on a Quake theme, and this little gem was discovered.
All times aggressive
You must choose situations
I am talking it
Before I am called out on it I admit that the original quote used for the middle line should contain "have to" instead of "must"... and if you have a problem with it all I have to say is:
You cannot resist
Determined to reply first
Unproductive troll
Thank you for making my day cooller =)

(For those who may not know a haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of three lines. The first and last lines have five syllables and the middle has seven)
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N.A. Duel Cup #5 Youtube VODs (10 comments)
Posted by flair @ 03:39 CST, 13 January 2015 - iMsg
The VOD for January's cup has been uploaded to youtube.com/duelcup

You can view either the Full (Un-Cut) Broadcast or select Individual Matches. Enjoy.


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I am actively looking for people who want to cast the North American Duel Cups. I have been fortunate enough to have players like Rey & Davis help out when they can. Unfortunately they are regular players in the duelcup.com events so they are not always going to be available, and I need some help. I don't care if you're a 3000 elo dueler or if you have never casted before. That said you should meet the following criteria...

#1) You WANT to cast quake! This sounds redundant but I cannot stress this one enough. You should be excited to do this! If you're offering to cast simply to help then I urge you to reconsider before continuing. Please have a strong desire to cast quake! Thank you.
#2) You can read, write, and speak English fluently and are not afraid to do so for an audience. This may be the North American Duel Cup but I don't care where you or your accent are from.
#3) Have a decent microphone. No distortion or feedback. I don't care if its a $10 P.O.S. if you come through clearly.
#4) Be passionate! Similar to the first requirement but more of a personality thing. You don't need to be smiles and rainbows 24/7 or anything crazy, but no one wants to hear someone who obviously doesn't care about what they are doing.

Interested? Let me know!

QuakeLive Account: flair
Email: flair@duelcup.com

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TLDR: I need help with casting. If you are fluent in English, love quake, and have a strong desire to cast I'd like to hear from you.
Edited by flair at 07:28 CST, 15 January 2015 - 3674 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #5 Jan. 2015 (35 comments)
Posted by flair @ 04:36 CST, 22 December 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:30 CST, 10 January 2015 to 19:00 CST, 10 January 2015
Schedule: Passed

The first N.A. Duel Cup of 2015 is here! The first four events were well received, and community support has been awesome. The internet has come a long way but due to ping restrictions most players from North America still cannot compete in the main QuakeLive events such as the 125 FPS League. The N.A. DuelCup fills a small yet vital role in providing players from this region a stage to compete on. If you missed any of the events or would like to relive them the VODs are available.

The N.A. DuelCup welcomes donations towards current or future prize pools. Please specify if you would like to remain anonymous. Total donations in 2014: $216.00 USD. Thank you everyone!


camera Results: Youtube VOD
camera Stream: Official DuelCup (flair)
mIRC IRC: #duelcup
Edited by flair at 06:37 CDT, 23 June 2015 - 21098 Hits
North America: Would you play FFA Pickup (4 comments, locked)
Posted by flair @ 08:06 CST, 9 December 2014 - iMsg
I am starting this thread to find out if N.A. players would be interested in something similar to the EU ffa pickup channel and tournament. I always enjoyed FFA under the classic rule set and I know I'm not alone. For those of you unfamiliar with what I am referring to here is the original "Classic FFA Pickup" thread by Yakumo:

https://www.esreality.com/post/2672776/classic...-launches/

If you are interested please take a moment to vote in the poll and/or reply. (poll request created; link soon). So what do you think North America? Let's ditch the load out games for some classic deathmatch!



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flair@duelcup.com
Locked by Teen Queen at 09:28 CST, 9 December 2014 - 1868 Hits
OBS: The Quest for Picmip 0 bitrates? (21 comments)
Posted by flair @ 18:03 CST, 27 November 2014 - iMsg

EDIT:Okay so follow up question.

How can I keep the sound playing for QuakeLive when I don't have the window focused.

Example: I'm streaming, and i need to check something on another monitor... but if i click off of QuakeLive the sound on stream is lost.

I know there is a fix for this but my google skills are unable to find it. Anyone? s_MuteWhenUnfocused is only for q3/wolfcam ... I assume I have to do more than just adding a cvar, but what is this magical fix? >_>
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N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #4 Dec. 2014 (49 comments)
Posted by flair @ 10:38 CST, 20 November 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:30 CST, 4 December 2014 to 20:30 CST, 4 December 2014
Schedule: Passed

It is my pleasure to present the December 2014 NA.DuelCup. The double elimination format is here to stay, but there is a slight change this month. The "drop-drop" map selection process is considered a standard these days, but during the month of December players will select maps using "Pick-Pick" instead. I hope this will encourage players with severe map-phobia to sign-up. Don't try and hide I see you spectating!

Donations towards current or future prize pools are always welcome. My paypal email is duel.cup@gmail.com.


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Stream NA Duel Cup on Twitch
Results and VOD available
Edited by flair at 11:07 CDT, 24 June 2015 - 20312 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #3 Nov. 2014 (9 comments)
Posted by flair @ 03:34 CST, 9 November 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:30 CST, 9 November 2014 to 08:30 CST, 10 November 2014
Schedule: Passed

It has only been a week since October's cup, but the holiday season is approacing. In order to minimize scheduling conflicts during this time of year the cups are switching to the first half of the month. Players can check in two hours before


Stream camera DuelCup's stream
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VOD: Oct. 2014 North American Duel Cup (No comments)
Posted by flair @ 03:02 CST, 4 November 2014 - iMsg
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch and show up to play in the NA October Cup. I know the rescheduling meant a lot of you couldn't make it so I appreciate those who did. For those of you who don't already know I came home ready to set up and my new PC was B.S.O.D. ... I was (still am) not happy to say the least, but luckily Inspectre offered to stream the event for everyone. Many thank yous good sir! Many thanks!

I am currently collecting demos from all the players for rendering. There are a lot of games we didn't get to stream that deserve coverage. That process will take a bit of time, but for now I have exported highlights from the twitch VOD and uploaded them onto youtube. Every game that got streamed is sorted by "Player vs Player" for ease of browsing. You can still see the uncut version on twitch if you prefer however.

Results (bracket)
Youtube Channel
Twitch Profile

Don't forget that the November cup is very soon!
Sunday at 17:30 CST, 2 November 2020.
Moving toward the beginning of the month to avoid holiday "clashing" as much as possible. I know that the cups currently clash with football(NFL) games, but we'll figure something out =)

Thank you and enjoy the video
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N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #2 Oct. 2014 (58 comments)
Posted by flair @ 08:35 CDT, 18 October 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 18:30 CST, 2 November 2014 to 22:30 CST, 2 November 2014
Schedule: Passed

The October North American DuelCup is Today
Sunday at 17:30 CST, 2 November 2020

Sign ups are open!Goto 1800.duelcup.com or click the hyperlink below. Both direct to challonge, alternatively you can join #duelcup IRC on quakenet and /msg flair. Sign ups will open two hours before the official start time. Sign ups will cap out at 32 players with additional going onto a wait list


You can see the results from last month's cup on the website and check out the VODs on the youtube channel.

Sign-up: http://1800.challonge.com/quake
Stream: twitch.tv/duelcup New PC was BSOD when I got Home. :(
Links: DuelCup.com, Youtube, iRC
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Who created this artwork? (3 comments)
Posted by flair @ 21:12 CDT, 8 October 2014 - iMsg
If anyone knows please let me know. Thank you

http://postimg.org/image/mn9fsv25v/
Edited by flair at 21:19 CDT, 8 October 2014 - 2394 Hits
TDM - Classic (question for the EU pugs) (19 comments)
Posted by flair @ 12:29 CDT, 27 September 2014 - iMsg
Greets. For the small group of us in North America that play TDM (real TDM) still on #NATDM.QL I have a question for the European TDM players. As I am sure you have all noticed to make the game mode work correctly you have to do quite a bit more than just click classic. Infact ... it requires a TON of cvars to be changed


Do you all also change machine gun damage back to 4? It was 4 dmg in TDM before 2.0. We already change starting ammo from 50 to 100, but I just noticed the other day that MG is REALLY strong in tdm and its because the previous damage of 4 is now 5. Do you change this? Could someone who spawns EU TDM pickups or official games please post your cvars for me? Thanks

PS: ID this sucks. Can you please just change it so we can select classic TDM and be done with it:? thanks.
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QL NA DuelCup - Finals (27 comments)
Posted by flair @ 03:09 CDT, 21 September 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 21 September 2014 to 21:00 CDT, 21 September 2014
Schedule: Passed

Day 2: 17:00 CDT, 21 September 2014, Round of 16 Single Elimination Bo3 + Finals.

Day 2 Twitch VODs, Day 2 Youtube playlist, September 2014 Brackets / Results.


Stream: twitch.tv/duelcup
Links: duelcup.com, #duelcup
Edited by Badb0y at 20:06 CDT, 24 September 2014 - 17029 Hits
QL NA DuelCup - Groups (23 comments)
Posted by flair @ 15:02 CDT, 20 September 2014 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 19 September 2014 to 21:00 CDT, 20 September 2014
Schedule: Passed

The NA Duel Cup opens with groups (best of one). Two players from each group will advance and be placed into a single elimination bracket (best of three). The grand finals is a best of five set and the winner will receive $100. Other payouts include $60 for Runner up, $30 for Bronze, and $10 4th place. All of our top 8 finishers receive one month of Quakelive Pro.

Groups begin at 17:00 CDT, 20 September 2014
Bracket/Finals are 17:00 CDT, 21 September 2014

Updated Results From Group: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,


Stream: twitch.tv/duelcup
Links: duelcup.com, #duelcup
Edited by xou at 17:26 CDT, 21 September 2014 - 15591 Hits
Stream? (9 comments)
Posted by flair @ 11:07 CDT, 16 September 2014 - iMsg
Don't you just love ordering a new part for your PC? Especially when the particular part is one you can't find locally, and is part of your new machine you were making to stream your upcoming tournament. The only thing that's better than that is when that particular part keeps coming to you D.O.A. and you get send it back with R.M.A. ... twice. Oh man I absolutely "love" when this happens! So..

Anyone want to help stream the N.A. Duelcup event? No casting required.

I am being told my part will be here on Friday (just in time) but I do not want to risk it. I'm looking for someone with a good rig that can stream Quakelive at 60fps(preferred not required) that I can give server information and passwords to. You would be labeled as the official streamer (label is so people don't /kick you). No need to get on camera or say a single word. Since I have been unable to find a caster for three months now my back up plan was to have the stream up on one PC and admin from another. So don't feel like you need to be a personality or announce anything while streaming. Its purely for the game footage =)

Please get in touch on the forum, in game, or irc
#duelcup if you can help me out. Thank you!
Edited by flair at 13:54 CDT, 18 September 2014 - 2724 Hits
N.A. Quake Live Duel Cup #1 Sep. 2015 (39 comments)
Posted by flair @ 15:37 CDT, 24 August 2014 - iMsg
Don't you think it is about time that North America had a proper online series? I am pleased to announce that is precisely what is being created! North American Quakelive players can register for the new online series today. Our first event starts this month and the details are below. Thank you and good luck! ~ DuelCup.com




Important Notes:
In the future I hope to adopt a similar schedule to that of 125 fps so that the event isn't trying to cram everything into a single weekend. Saturday and Sunday were picked on this occasion since I have seen online N.A. tournaments struggle with multi-day-schedules, and (at the time) the days did not overlap with other QL events.

Sign Up: Website Stream: twitch.tv/duelcup IRC: #duelcup
Edited by flair at 11:08 CDT, 24 June 2015 - 20420 Hits
Feedback/Help with NA Duel Cup (Sept) (10 comments)
Posted by flair @ 15:07 CDT, 6 June 2014 - iMsg
Official Post -----> Here
Edited by flair at 16:56 CDT, 24 August 2014 - 3734 Hits
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